San Diego Beer Week 2016 is finally upon us, and to say we are excited would be an understatement… We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 events that simply cannot be missed this year. To read more about the events listed below, and to find more events in your area, be sure to check out the official San Diego Beer Week website here.


1. Rare Beer Breakfast at Stone Brewery:

  • When: November 4th 2016
  • Where: Stone Brewing Co. In Escondido
  • Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Beer and breakfast are quite arguably two of the greatest things to look forward to in the day, so why not kick off SDBW with both? Join Stone Brewery Friday, November 4th in Escondido for a one-of-a-kind breakfast and beer event. From 9 AM to 12 PM, executive Chef Tausha Lopez will be cooking up an array of delicious breakfast treats, while Stone will be providing an incredible lineup of exclusive hard-to-find beers from all over. For a price of $65, you’ll receive a commemorative glass, 15 tasters, incredible food, and amazing live music. Stone is located at 1999 Citracado Parkway in Escondido. 


2. Puckerface Friday at Sessions Public:

  • When: November 4th 2016
  • Where: Sessions Public in San Diego
  • Time: 12:00pm – 10:00pm

Love sours? So do we! Chase down that breakfast with some sours at Sessions Public in San Diego. At this tap takeover, you’ll find some incredible rare and local sours to try. This event starts Friday, November 4th at 12 PM and will last all day and night until 10 PM. Sessions Public is located at 4204 Voltaire Street in San Diego.


3. Milled, Chilled, and Jelly Filled at Coronado Brewing Company:

  • When: November 5th 2016
  • Where: Coronado Brewing Co. in Knoxville St
  • Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Mmm… beer and donuts? Yes please! Start your Saturday with an impeccable pairing of Coronado Brewing Company’s finest brews and some tasty donuts from Nomad Donuts. Nomad Donuts will also be whipping up some donuts made from beer (so obviously you can’t miss this one). This event begins Saturday, November 5th at 10 AM and goes until 1 PM. Coronado Brewing is located at 1205 Knoxville St in San Diego.  


4. Cards Against Humanity Tournament with Mission Brewery:

  • When: November 5th 2016
  • Where: Mission Brewery
  • Time: 7:00pm

End your Saturday night with an incredible comical night at Mission Brewery. On Saturday, November 5th, a $5 entry fee will get you a souvenir glass to take home as well as a spot to play the ever so hilarious game, Cards Against Humanity. This event starts at 7 PM, and reservations are suggested to reserve your spot (just click here to save your seat). Mission Brewery will also have 3 seasonal releases on Saturday night as well. The brewery is located at 7235 El Cajon Blvd. in San Diego.


5. Barrel Republic 3rd Anniversary:

  • When: November 6th 2016
  • Where: Barrel Republic – All Locations
  • Time: 11:30am

On Sunday, November 6th, come help Barrel Republic celebrate their 3rd anniversary. This event begins at 11:30 AM, and will be going off at all three Barrel Republic locations (Pacific Beach, Oceanside, and Carlsbad). At this event, you’ll find a special anniversary beer brewed by both Belching Beaver and Artifex Brewing Company, so don’t miss it! Just click here to find all three location listings. 


6. Pizza Port and Trivia:

  • When: November 7th 2016
  • Where: Pizza Port In Pacific Beach
  • Time: 5:00pm – 11:30pm

Love trivia and beer? Then this event’s for you! Join us Monday, November 7th at Taproom SD. Located at 1269 Garnet Ave in Pacific Beach, this event begins at 5 PM and will run until 11:30 PM. Trivia will start at 8, and there will be plenty of Pizza Port brews on tap. You’ll find the Bourbon Barrel-Aged Drip Tide, Swamis IPA, and Bolt Up Brown on tap, just to name a few. No tickets are required for this event.


7. AleSmith 3-Day Speedway Grand Prix:

  • When: November 9th, 10th & 11th 2016
  • Where: AleSmith
  • Time: 11:00am – 10:00pm

Join AleSmith’s biggest event of the year on November 9th, 10th, and 11th from 11 AM to 10 PM. This event will feature over 16 (yes, 16!!) variations of their most popular beer, Speedway Stout. These varieties will be broken up into “laps”, or flights. New for 2016, AleSmith will be pairing truffles from Andrea’s Truffles with a limited amount of VIP laps of four different “Grand Prix” variations of barrel-aged Speedway Stout (we’re already drooling over here). Please note, all specialty flights must be purchased on Eventbrite before the event. AleSmith is located at 9990 AleSmith Court in San Diego.


8. PB&J Day at Duck Foot Brewing Company:

  • When: November 11th 2016
  • Where: Duck Foot Brewing Co.
  • Time: 12:00pm – 10:00pm

Did you know November 11th is PB&J day? Join Duck Foot Brewing Company on Friday, November 11th from 12 PM to 10 PM for some PB&J brews! At this event, you’ll find a variety of different PB&J style beers from grape, strawberry, and The Elvis (PB and Banana) to list a few. There will also be gluten-free “yo-nuts” (donuts) available as well. Duck Foot Brewing Company is located at 8920 Kenamar Dr, STE 210 in San Diego.


9. Celebration of Wild Beers at Council Brewing Company:

  • When: November 12th 2016
  • Where: Council Brewing Co.
  • Time: 11:00am – 10:00pm

On Saturday, November 12th, come to Council Brewing Company for some wild beers! Council Brewing will be featuring their Magic Factory wilds, sours, and barrel-aged beers. Enjoy delicious bacon beef burgers from Slater’s 50/50 at this event as well. This event will begin at 11 AM and end at 10 PM. Council Brewing Company is located at 7705 Convoy Court  in San Diego.


10. Four Course Beer Dinner in Del Mar:

Tired of beer week yet? Neither are we! End your beer week adventure with a bang with a four course beer dinner event at the Hilton Del Mar hosted by coastalKITCHEN. For just $50, you will receive 4 incredible culinary concoctions, 4 oz local craft beer tastings, and a pint of your favorite beer. 10% off all proceeds from this event will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This event runs from 11 AM to 11 PM, and reservations are suggested (please click here to reserve your spot). The Hilton Del Mar is located at 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd.


Well folks, that wraps up our top 10 event list for SDBW ’16. Don’t forget to share your beer week events with Beer Alien on Instagram! Just tag your post with #TheBeerIsOutThere for a chance to have your picture featured by Beer Alien! Cheers, earthlings! 

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